I shared this video on my Facebook Page Corrina. it was so helpful as someone who suffers from celiac disease, Leaky gut and an autoimmune disease on top of all that. Organic food slowly has helped my health get Stronger and lessened the symptoms of my health problems.
We grow our own stuff and have a walled garden next to us who grow various berries, potatoes, veggies and fruits, our milk is regular pasteurised though - any meats or fish we try to get un processed - very helpful video Corrina, I hope more people decide to go to farmers markets or grow their own
I buy organic when I can UNLESS the non-organic version is not wrapped in plastic! Plastic is such a big problem and because many organic products are 'different' they are often wrapped in plastic so that the label can be visible. I buy non-organic things like avocado or eggplant since they are less contaminated with pesticides.
I had organic carrots from big uk supermarket and they tasted bad in fact I threw them away. I hear organic is really not organic as chemicals are also sprayed on these so called organic fruits and veg.
We always buy organic and Fair Trade staples: sugar, flour, coffee, dairy products, tea, cacao, vanilla, bananas etc. Anything that craves heavy watering and special growing conditions. For the rest, like vegetables etc we buy local. It has nothing to do with either health nor taste.
I think you brought forth some valid point there, Corrina. I eat about 40% of my calories from organic food, I simply can't afford to go fully organic, though visiting the farmers market is sometimes cheaper than the supermarket.
I think Organics and all produce for that matter should be statutorily required to reflect a "Picked on date". That information is quite usual.
I just started using a commerical food wash handy, but it doesn't work on the wax that a lot of the Apple's at the grocer tend to have applied to make the fruit more shiny and glossy. How do you get that stuff off?
moviedude22 I just don’t by non-organic apples bc that shiny stuff bugs me :/ maybe try vinegar, ACV? And yes- picked on date would be awesome!! But they’d never do that bc people would be horrified- same reason they won’t label gmo foods IMO.
I missed you and your health videos, Corrina! You were the main reason I subscribed to this channel!
Sometimes I buy organic when it’s cheaper than the conventional items. However, it’s not worth the price for me. I’m trying to eat as healthfully as I can, but still be able to afford to buy groceries. Living on my own as a college student with a full time job and two cat children... it can be rough to pay my rent sometimes, even without spending a lot of money on food.
I say yes to organic food. I try my best to purchase organic but if funds are tight I make sure I have or buy some vinegar to wash or go frozen. Ps Or I grow my own produce as much as I can during the growing season. Love to play in dirty.
I have spoken to a guy that works for the USDA who said it's a scam. You are just paying for a label. Unless you know the farmer and watch his process you are getting veggies lable organic that were picked with the same time and spots as ones not labeled. Grow it yourself if you want REAL organic foods. Otherwise you are just wasting money.
How is organic more expensive? Less work into farming but yet more expensive ,? It's just naturally grown no chemicals ect . Just like in the early days doesn't really matter earth is to polluted anyway. Its just a stupid hipster fad
OH SNAP!! Corrina is back on the mic! I don't usually get organic foods (although I know I should) because its more expensive, unless it's baby spinach that I put in my smoothy. I tried some organic peanut butter once to put on my crackers instead of always getting Jiffy.. The results were less than encouraging. Also I'm definitely going to get some of that spray for my fruit since I love apples. Awesome informative vid!
Even those regulations aren't enough, but some do already good. Banning certain pesticides like atrazine (banned in EU) and others.
Nations like Russia and Japan banned GMOs. And since Russia is going to sell more agricultural products, they might gain opportunity in producing organic food.
The only problem is that the soil hasn't got any chemical analysis, for me it creates opportunity to test the soil in different places.
Another tip about organic food: you can make your own, just buy organic seeds and use the kratky method.
The water has to get first well fultered and then add nutrients and minerals to make it more nutricious.
The method can be found on foodrising.org
Or look up for natural news on vimeo as they also have videos about it.
They claim this method can make big agricultural industries render obsolete, making them lose profits
it is all marketing. being in the industry you see where the advertising and money take over. It really should be called natural grown not organic. Organic name is just better for company's to market their product.
I believe the laws are very strict around the Organic label and ensuring that products have been certified Organic by a 3rd party in order to use that term. Unlike "Natural" which has no oversight anyone can put the word Natural on their products.
Has to be grown in decent soil as well as the lack of pesticide use. I try to buy it whenever/wherever I can. It's definitely worth the price in terms of health. You could buy cheap veggies that are full of water, or you could buy organic foods that are full of flavour (and nutrition). The extra cost is well worth it.
Pesticide is seldom used these days. The whole purpose of GMO crops is to make them pest resistant. Making the plants pest resistant significantly reduces need for pesticide. The sad truth is people simply don't know what the hell they're talking about when it comes to commercial farming. Organic farming simply cannot provide the yields necessary to feed the huge population of the United States.
Jim Griffiths well I can't speak about what organic means in the U.K. but it absolutely does not mean zero pesticides in the US, although most people assume it does. It just limits the type of pesticides you can use, often more of those pesticides are used than with gmo. Gmo plants can be altered to be more nutritious and usually are. They can be altered to require less water and have higher yields therefore better for the planet. If you are fearful of the effects of gmo even though nothing has been proven than that is fine, but organic is more of a resource drain.
This is a pretty good article about what organic actually means in the US. I am not against organic food by the way, but people need to be properly informed about all of their options, organic and non organic.
One of the scariest things I've ever read about was soil depletion. Made me realise that it's actually one of the biggest, but most unknown threats to the human race,especially since diseases such as cancer are heavily linked to malnutrition (in a lot of cases, but by no means all).
I've been trying to spread the word to everyone I know but it's difficult when people give food a low priority in their lives.
I always try to buy organic where it has a "Soil Association Organic" label on them. Some of the best food I've tasted/smelled so far. Never felt healthier.
How did you come to that conclusion? In Britain, the word "organic" means zero pesticide use, hence the higher price because pests cause an issue.
Some GMO foods are designed to be able to handle more pesticide use (farmers are increasingly using more chemicals such as phosphonomethyl glycine as a result); some crops actually produce higher amounts of their own "natural" pesticides - for instance, higher amounts of salicylates. Salicylate sensitivity is becoming a bigger problem for the population and there has been a marked increase in food allergies, sensitivities and in tolerances.
There are different levels of "organic" just as there are different types of "GMO". However, generally speaking, organic foods are healthier and have much lower levels of both natural and man-made pesticides.
I am not buying organic food (sometimes I do when I find at a cheaper price or discount). It is too expensive for me at the minute, but i believe the best organic is best from your garden. When it comes from the shop it won't be the same. So I just try not to stress over it and concentrate on positive mindset and staying happy whilst I eat instead of thinking 'oh not it's not organic so going to be not good for me'
I'd say yes! Organic food is worth the extra money! I buy organic when I can. Not only is it healthier but I'm happy I'm supporting something I believe in and I know its non GMOs. However organic icecream is still icecream lol it may be a little healthier but still junk food. 😀
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